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Maine will face a serious shortage of timber by the year 2000, the result of a major infestation of spruce budworm, that much of Maine's spruce and fir forests are coming to maturity, and a rapid expansion of the paper business.

(A) that much of Maine's spruce and fir forests are coming to maturity
(B) that coming to maturity of much of Maine's spruce and fir forests
(C) much of Maine's spruce and fir forests are coming to maturity
(D) Maine's spruce and fir forests, much of which is coming to maturity
(E) that maturity is coming to much of Maine's spruce and fir forests
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New post 24 Sep 2011, 13:44
Could you double-check the transcription and/or source of this question? The list as completed by C is not parallel (there is a tensed verb, "are"--the other items in the list do not contain verbs). The placement of the phrase "by the year 2000" is also not ideal, as that placement sets up the phrase following it to be a misplaced modifier.
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Can we say MUCH of Maine's spruce and fir forests?
Shouldn't it be many?
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New post 24 Sep 2011, 18:54
Are you sure it is an official GMAT problem ?

I was totally lost with the answer choices and only B looked somewhat plausible, given the current structure of the sentence.

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New post 24 Sep 2011, 21:12
It was a really old GMAT Prep, and perhaps this question was flawed to begin with.
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Maine will face a serious shortage of timber by the year 2000, the result of a major infestation of spruce budworm, that much of Maine's spruce and fir forests are coming to maturity, and a rapid expansion of the paper business.

(A) that much of Maine's spruce and fir forests are coming to maturity
(B) that coming to maturity of much of Maine's spruce and fir forests
(C) much of Maine's spruce and fir forests are coming to maturity
(D) Maine's spruce and fir forests, much of which is coming to maturity
(E) that maturity is coming to much of Maine's spruce and fir forests


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I found this on an old GMAT Prep test. I would really appreciate a thorough explanation. Why is it not B?


I also got 'B'. In fact the answer option 'B' can be improved by removing 'that'
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What does "that" refer in this sentence?
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New post 06 Dec 2011, 08:04
Agree, only B seems plausible.
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Maine will face a serious shortage of timber by the year 2000, the result of a major infestation of spruce budworm, that much of Maine's spruce and fir forests are coming to maturity, and a rapid expansion of the paper business.

(A) that much of Maine's spruce and fir forests are coming to maturity
(B) that coming to maturity of much of Maine's spruce and fir forests
(C) much of Maine's spruce and fir forests are coming to maturity
(D) Maine's spruce and fir forests, much of which is coming to maturity
(E) that maturity is coming to much of Maine's spruce and fir forests


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I found this on an old GMAT Prep test. I would really appreciate a thorough explanation. Why is it not B?



... the result of X, Y and Z. X, Y and Z should be paralllel, X and Z doesn't have "that" so Y shouldn't have "that". A B and E are gone.

Between C and D - C sounds better because "much of" is parallel to "major infestation of" and "rapid expansion of".
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People, would appreciate more discussion on this. I don't see a problem with A to begin with.

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New post 25 Aug 2018, 11:43
This sentence seems to be modified from this NY times article. The original sentence says,

"A serious shortage of timber by the year 2000 is in prospect in Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation. The shortage, according to experts, has been caused by a major infestation of spruce budworm, the fact that much of Maine's spruce and fir forest is coming to maturity at the same time and a rapid expansion of the paper business in the 1960's and '70's"

https://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/24/nyre ... 33120.html
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New post 30 Aug 2018, 22:52
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This sentence seems to be modified from this NY times article. The original sentence says,

"A serious shortage of timber by the year 2000 is in prospect in Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation. The shortage, according to experts, has been caused by a major infestation of spruce budworm, the fact that much of Maine's spruce and fir forest is coming to maturity at the same time and a rapid expansion of the paper business in the 1960's and '70's"

https://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/24/nyre ... 33120.html



thanks for sharing this !

This sentence is slightly different from one share. Out here underlined portion stats with "a fact that" , which makes it noun+noun modifier. ANd its parallel to other entity.

But in original sentence or rather say in option C, it was clause and as per parallelism rule a clause can't be parallel to phrase that is there as other two entity in this parallel list.
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New post 01 Sep 2018, 04:11
Option C is in no way satisfying the parallelism.. How is that a correct option. ? The mentioned explanations are not satisfactory
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